Luxury, Romantic and Boutique Accommodation in Aireys Inlet

A quiet hamlet on the Great Ocean Road, which boasts the Great Otway National Park as its backdrop.
The beach or the bush: Aireys Inlet accommodation

Peace and quiet are just part of the package at Aireys Inlet; it's a perk of it being one of the Great Ocean Road's better-kept secrets. This coastal town is a treasure trove, and the trails around this less trodden bluff include birds-eye sightings of rock pools, reefs, concealed coves and the heaving humps of whales in-season. 

The hush-hush nature of Aireys Inlet's reputation means that visitors stopping by during low season have the place almost to themselves. And what could be better, right?

Though it may be small compared to some of its neighbours – Torquay, Lorne, Apollo Bay – Aireys Inlet punches well above its weight. There’s an up and coming live music scene, a jam-packed events calendar and pursuits sure to appeal to every taste. For adventurous types, you can opt to explore the town by bike, boat or saddle back on the beach. From beach to bar and beyond, there is a tonne to get excited about on a stopover at Aireys Inlet.

The Lighthouse Precinct is one of Aireys Inlet’s most popular drawcards and covers the Split Point Lighthouse, Bark Hut and Allen Noble Sanctuary. The Lighthouse can be seen from almost everywhere in town and is even said to be haunted. Get a bout of fresh ocean air by making tracks along some of the walking trails. Go bush by heading into the Great Otway National Park or keep out for whales along the Cliff Top Walk.

In a similiar way that you won't be short on things to-do in town, Aireys Inlet accommodation offers just as much choice. Couples seeking to escape the rat-race (albeit temporarily) can hole up pint-sized cottages made for two, while families can please the whole brood by booking a house that has room for everyone. Choose between accommodation close to the beach, or retreat to the shelter of surrounding bushland. 

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